Over the last four and a half years, IFLC Program Director Meredith Skowronski has lent her immense skill, passion and educational expertise to our programs. As she moves into her new position as Executive Assistant to the Rector at Christ Church Cranbrook, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank her for her incredible work and dedication and to highlight some of her accomplishments.
A former science teacher, Meredith brought a wealth of knowledge to Religious Diversity Journeys. From partnering with the participating school districts to creating programming and text books, she has handled every aspect of the program. And under her care, we have Increased the number of students who participate in this unique immersive religious literacy program from 100 three years ago to 750 next year. With the model in place for students, and a clear adult interest in similar programs, Meredith adapted the experience and the materials for adults and, in our first Exploring our Religious Landscapes series, attracted 600 participants so far.
Meredith has been instrumental in helping to organize our annual awards dinner. More than just a fundraising opportunity, these dinners have been an opportunity for members of all of our community partner organizations and congregations, as well as our many individual and corporate supporters to come together and celebrate our diversity and our shared vision of our beloved community. As the administrator, Meredith made sure that our first Awards Dinner and Annual Luncheons were professionally organized and have continued to impress each successive year.
One of our highest priorities has been to create a faith and interfaith network in our community, drawing together all who work towards like purposes. In this, Meredith has been invaluable, working with so many of our community’s leaders, activists, clergy, educators, and our many, many interfaith friends. We will miss her positivity, industry, insight, and passion. And we offer her our fondest wishes for success and satisfaction in her new role.